• Crimes against dogs
    end animal testing go cruelty free
    Go Cruelty Free – Why not!

    I started to put together a little blog about animal testing, after I received a lengthy email describing the plight of Beagles used in testing cosmetics and some medications. Up to 70,000 die each year in this cause, in the United States alone! You can read  more here at the Beagle Freedom Project but I just […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    Your Morkie is a moving target for ticks
    Ticks on dogs

    Ticks are still a big problem. The summer is well along; in a few weeks kids will be back to school. But that doesn’t mean the risk for ticks on dogs has lessened at all. While ticks aren’t active in the deep winter, (unless they’ve invaded your home!) they do find places to hide when […]

  • dogs in the news
    fear of fireworks
    Bad news: fireworks scare Morkie away from home

      Very sad story about a runaway Morkie in Marion County, Florida. Seems the family’s Morkie, “Tuttles” was frightened by July 4th fireworks.  He somehow slipped out the front door and ran away. Now, more than 2 weeks later, Tuttles is still missing and let’s face it, the chances of finding him are very slim. […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    summer care for your morkie
    Can dogs get sunburn?

    **UPDATED POST*** Dogs can definitely get sunburned, especially if their hair is cut short or they have a lot of white hair. If your Morkie’s coat is cut too short, he’s vulnerable and defenceless against insect bites and scrapes and cuts. And, puppies and dogs with a thin or clipped coat are targets for the […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    Removing Ticks!

      The lowly tick is in the spotlight — thanks to growing concern about Lyme disease and a new awareness of all the dangers ticks can bring. These nasty little creatures carry at least 15 common diseases, including Rocky Mountain fever, Lyme disease and others so serious you – or your dog – can die! […]

  • Feeding Your Morkie
    What’s for dinner?

    When you shop for dog food for your Morkie, your head might be spinning when you read labels. I believe the pet food manufacturers – a multi BILLION dollar industry – purposely confuse consumers. Why would they do that? So they can pass off sub-par food (made with the cheapest possible ingredients) as high priced, quality food. […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Can I use my shampoo on my dog?

      You might be enjoying some time off right now, and think you’ll give your Morkie a bath. Two really important things to remember: you can’t use your shampoo (not even baby shampoo) please – get dog shampoo that’s “Certified Organic” Why the fuss? Simple – a dog’s skin is much thinner than our’s, so […]

  • TREATS must be safe too!

    Lots of us are concerned about commercial dog food, and with good reason! It is such a huge market that some manufacturers are willing to go to almost any lengths to grab more market share. Cutting corners and disguising ingredients are just two of their nasty tricks.   But TREATS can be just as scary! […]